Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education: Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students / Edition 1

Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education: Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students / Edition 1

by Edward P. St. John, Glenda Droogsma Musoba
     
 

Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education: Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for

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Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education: Expanding Opportunity for Underrepresented Students examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for underrepresented students in higher education, a challenge that must be addressed within a decentralized system of higher education.

Part I: Presents and documents key findings from research on K-12 education policy.

Part II: Provides action research using a state data system to inform colleges and universities.

Part III: Focuses on the future of policy and organizational initiatives to improve opportunity.

This book integrates studies conducted over nearly a decade and offers guidance on how best to understand and promote retention and success once students have gained access. Research projects were funded by the Lumina Foundation and the Ford Foundation and involved extensive collaboration among government agencies, as well as Foundation offices, researchers, public officials, and administrators and faculty from diverse college campuses. The result was innovations in both analysis methods and intervention strategies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415875257
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I . Reforming Academic Preparation

2. Rationales for Reform

3. A National Challenge

4. Academic Preparation

Part II. Expanding Postsecondary Opportunity

5. Pathways Approach

6. Low-Income Students

7. College Transitions

8. Persistence and Academic Support

9. Making Changes

10. Degree Attainment

Part III. Pathways to Academic Success

11. Reforming Policy

12. Conclusion: Change on Campuses

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